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Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
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Challenge: Symmetry In Nature (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Date: May 12, 2012
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2012



[May. 20th, 2012 10:21:40 PM]

When this challenge came up, I decided that I wanted to do a bird in full flight, wings spread.

I came up a shot of a small songbird that I absolutely loved, but his body was turned slightly to the left. One person that I asked said that it was perfectly fine and showed symmetry well, another said that it wasn't symmetric.

I tried for 3 days to get a more symmetric shot of a song bird, and it didn't happen.

So it was the last day and I was going to enter the not quite symmetric shot, because I was out of time. It was Mother's Day, it was the last day of a play that I was in (the Illiad, the Odyseey and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less). It was a matinee. We were done at five.

I told my family -- it's mother's day! We get to go do photography for an hour. (I love Mother's day!!)

So we took the ferry across the James River (that's where I get my seagulls), and took as many shots as I could in an hour, and there were a total of 3 symmetric shots.

What I've learned: it's almost impossible to get a straight on, symmetric shot of a bird!!

(I was tempted to clone one foot up a little. :)


Statistics
Place: 5 out of 101
Avg (all users): 6.7200
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.7391
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Views since voting: 1495
Views during voting: 232
Votes: 100
Comments: 13
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05/21/2012 07:34:02 PM
Your persistence paid off. As usual ;-)
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05/21/2012 04:57:10 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!
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05/21/2012 06:47:20 AM
Very nice Wendy, I don't think the foot hurt you that much ;)

Another HM and therefore another top ten! hmmm nice going.
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05/21/2012 12:03:52 AM
Just another HM, yawn :-) WTG Wendy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2012 11:53:51 PM
Outstanding capture of a low life bird. 9
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05/20/2012 11:41:49 PM
great shot, also for the challenge. love the details.
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05/20/2012 09:32:14 PM
Beautiful capture and great symmetry.
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05/20/2012 07:53:59 PM
You win Wendy, again.
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05/19/2012 09:51:50 PM
Terrific perspective that adds a great deal of interest to this (almost) perfectly symmetrical image - couldn't you get him to lift his left leg just a bit?
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05/16/2012 05:05:29 PM
if you win you are obligated to explicate the title
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05/14/2012 01:33:21 PM
very nice symmetry! - 9
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05/14/2012 12:26:39 PM
Amazing catch!
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05/14/2012 10:46:19 AM
Beautiful!



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